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In October 2017, President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, surrendered to the FBI after being indicted on a litany of charges, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, and making false and misleading statements in documents filed and submitted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The FBI, in an investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was looking into connections between possible links and financial ties between Russia and Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Manafort was out on bail before trial on those charges, but no more. A federal judge revoked Manafort's bail and ordered him to jail after Mueller's team accused him of attempting to tamper with the testimony of two potential witnesses in his criminal case.

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York City police this morning, and was arraigned on a criminal complaint containing two charges of rape and another charge of criminal sex. After a processing and a quick hearing, Weinstein was released after posting $1 million bail.

Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by a multitude of women, and prosecutors told the judge that the investigation was ongoing. Weinstein's attorney maintained that his client is innocent.

After federal agents raided his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, current U.S. president and noted legal expert Donald Trump tweeted: "Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

This will be news to lawyers and legal scholars nationwide. What may be news to Trump and Cohen is that there are exceptions to attorney-client privilege, one of which applies to communications between an attorney and a client that are made in furtherance of a fraud or other crime. So, while FBI raids of lawyers' offices are rare, they may be an indication of the type of information agents are seeking.

New Trial Ordered for Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Podcast Fame

Fans of the podcast Serial are atwitter over the news that the subject of the captivating podcast's first season has been granted a new trial. Adnan Syed was convicted 18 years ago for murder. But as the podcast brought to light, there seemed to be serious inconsistencies and missed opportunities by his original defense team. Perhaps Serial lovers will now get a new season covering Adnan's new trial after all these years.

Descriptions of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's behavior have ranged from rape and serial sexual assault to sexual harassment and "workplace misconduct." Good Morning America called his behavior "gross," and the New York Attorney General opened a civil rights investigation into his former production company.

And now you can add sex trafficking to the list of descriptions. A British actress is suing Weinstein, claiming his assault on her in a French hotel room falls under the legal description of sex trafficking.

This past August, a federal judge ordered the release of Brendan Dassey, who is best known as the subject of the 2015 documentary ‘Making a Murderer’ for his alleged role in the rape and murder of a 25 year old woman in 2005. The overturned conviction was big news back in August of this year, but now, after a few weeks of fighting over whether he should remain in custody pending a retrial, Dassey is actually set to be released.

The documentary exposed the plight of Brendan Dassey, who was 16 years old at the time of his arrest. Dassey was shown being coerced into confessing, as well as being abandoned and railroaded by his court appointed attorney. Ultimately he was sentenced on nothing but the coerced confession. While some may still be nervous about his release, there are still many conditions that he will need to satisfy, and he will be registered as a sex offender.

Over 20 years after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it had "recovered an item with possible evidentiary value related to the Brown/Goldman double homicide." (The fact that this announcement was made on Twitter, while a dramatized miniseries on the trial airs on television, demonstrates just how far removed we are from1995.)

While the discovery of a knife supposedly recovered from Simpson's former estate has piqued even more interest in the case -- after all, the murder weapon was never found -- for now it only raises more questions about the police investigation, and offers little in the way of answers. But we do know whether O.J. could face a new murder trial.

2015 seemed like the year of the white collar criminal. From crooks on Wall Street to cooked wagons to cyber-wagering, the past year gave us our fair share of villains in business suits.

But who are the most notorious white collar criminals out there today? And what does their tomorrow look like?

California Governor Pardons Robert Downey Jr. for Past Crimes

It is a Merry Christmas for Robert Downey Jr. who today was pardoned by California Governor Jerry Brown for a decades-old felony drug conviction. The move restores the movie star's voting rights, and is a reward for his good behavior and rehabilitation, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Although Downey was known as a Hollywood bad-boy for his drug problems and associated arrests, he has in recent years become a symbol of respectability, playing a super hero in major movies. He applied for the pardon and is one of 91 people who were granted this governmental gift by California today.

Bill Cosby admitted to acquiring sedatives with the intent to give them to women he wanted to have sex with, according to court documents released yesterday. Cosby also admitted to giving drugs to at least one woman before sex.

The admissions came in depositions taken during a lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, who accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 2004. Under oath, Cosby conceded he had several prescriptions for Quaaludes and intended to give them to women.